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BRAKES & BRAKE REPAIR

At Mike Byer Auto and Truck Repair, we want our Asheville customers to have the opportunity to feel comfortable in their vehicle. You can leave the repairs and services to our professionals, but please don't hesitate to ask us questions about why a service is needed or how it occurred. Give us a call at 828-258-0548, and we will be happy to speak with you. Here is some valuable information on brake issues and corrective services Mike Byer Auto and Truck Repair offers.

Brake Pad & Shoe Replacement
Brake pad problems can usually be identified by squealing brakes. If your brake pads deteriorate completely, you'll hear a grinding metal-on-metal sound when braking, meaning that it's too late and you're ruining your rotors or drums! Those with knowledge of auto repair may be able to fix this at home, but you should always see an auto repair professional immediately if you have brake problems.

Resurface Rotors
In a disc brake system, rotors are attached to your vehicle's wheels. When the brake pads grip the rotor, they bring both the rotor and wheels to a stop. However, the friction causes grooves and cracks to appear over time. Resurfacing brings the rotor back to a "like-new" condition, reducing squealing and wobbling. Mike Byer Auto and Truck Repair will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action.

Caliper Replacement
The brake caliper houses your brake pads and fits around the rotor like a clamp, pressing the pads against the rotor when you brake. A brake caliber problem could cause uneven braking, making your car slide forward when you brake. Uneven braking can also cause your vehicle to slide out of control in bad weather conditions, so contact Mike Byer Auto and Truck Repair as soon as possible.

Brake Hoses
A brake hose is a tube carrying pressurized brake fluid from the master cylinder to the brakes. A crushed hose can cause a lagged or slow brake, and a leak in the hose can cause the brake, or the entire brake system, to fail. These don't need to be replaced often, but should be replaced at the first sign of cracking or wear.

Brake Fluid Flushes
Brake fluid will absorb water from the air over time, causing the brake system to become less effective and the fluid to become corrosive, possibly damaging the system. It is important to perform a brake fluid flush regularly to ensure that your vehicle is using fresh fluid. Talk to our technicians at Mike Byer Auto and Truck Repair about when it's time for a brake fluid flush.

Anti-Lock Brake System
Anti-lock Brake Systems (ABS) ensure that the wheels don't stop rotating during braking, preventing the car from skidding and offering greater control. If your ABS light comes on, visit Mike Byer Auto and Truck Repair where we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.

ASSOCIATIONS

  • ASE (Automotive Service Excellence)
  • CARQUEST
  • IATN (International Automotive Technicians' Network)
  • Jasper
  • TECH-NET
  • Interstate Batteries
  • Car Care Aware

Testimonials

  • This is the best Auto mechanic in Asheville hands down. Mike and his crew have worked on all my vehicles for almost a decade. Everything from oil changes to complete engine replacements. I have never had any problems, they always do a great job and finish the work in a timely manner. Finding a trust worthy Auto mechanic is not an easy task, Mike is the best I have ever worked with, his knowledge is vast which makes him one of the best at diagnosing problems.
    -G. R.V.

  • I always buy new vehicles, so I rarely have mechanical issues with my cars. However, I typically order new tires for my cars online, and have gone to Mike Byer for years to have those installed on my cars. I also have my inspections done there, and as a matter of fact had new tires installed and an inspection done last week. I also know others who use Mike Byer, and have never heard of anyone having a bad experience. These guys are unfailingly polite, courteous, professional, and fair. Their pricing is the best in town, and I trust them (something that you value highly when dealing a mechanic, obviously). I would recommend them to anyone in the Asheville area who needs an auto mechanic.
    -Brian C.

  • I have used these folks twice now and each time they gave me clear reports of what they found and options for each including if/when/how to approach each. Their prices are great and things were done when promised. Great folks to work with!
    -Todd D.

  • I moved to the area 6 years ago and never thought I would find someone I trusted to take care of my car troubles. I'm so glad I found Mike Byer. Everyone is always very polite and respectful, in my experiences. Every service or repair I've had was completed in a timely manner and either at or under the estimated cost. They've come through in the clutch when I needed an oil change before making an emergency trip out of town and even checked my tire pressure. I show up without an appointment, having a tire that needed a patch and they handled it with grace. These folks treat you like a person and a member of a community, not like a dollar sign. This is also one of the few places that hasn't treated me differently based on my gender or what they assume I know about cars. I would highly recommend Mike Byer Auto for ALL of your automotive needs. Thanks guys, keep up the fantastic work!
    -Holly M.

  • An excellent example of a solid local and trusted shop. I've gone there several times and driven away feeling that what I asked for was done properly and at a reasonable cost. Reliability is worth a lot to me and I've not been let down.
    -Larry W.

  • Have been a customer of Mike's since 2008 and have had nothing but consistently successful experiences with him and his staff. In the automotive field, it's rare to find a trusted and highly experienced group of personnel who accurately troubleshoot the full variety of automotive issues, and who keep the customer's best interests a priority. His facility provides a personalized and comfortable atmosphere where the customer can feel confident in making a well informed purchasing decision. He and his associate, Sumpter, both have a way of reporting diagnostic results in a language that any customer can easily understand. In short, I would recommend anyone to Mike Byer Autoworks.
    -A.J. M

  • Mike Byer Auto fixed my car for $400 less than what I was quoted at Mountain View Tire. They are honest and knowledgeable and give great customer service. I will come back.
    - Emily